Salsola richteri (Moq.) Karel ex Litv.
  • Izv. Turkestansk. Otd. Imp. Russk. Geogr. Obshch.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Salsola richteri (Moq.) Karel ex Litv. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 28 Nov 2020'

General Information

Shrub or small tree, 1-3 m high; usually densely papillose when young, then glabrescent. Stem loosely branched, at base up to 5 cm thick, with smooth grey bark; woody branches erect to ascending, soon turning milky white. Terminal and subterminal annual shoots very long, erect, in upper part producing loose spikes; lateral shoots much shorter, with more condensed leaves and flowers. Leaves semi-terete to terete, straight, ascending, the longest often pendant, in lower part 30-80 x 0.5-1.5 mm, in upper part shorter, apiculate, basal constriction 1-1.5 mm long. Bracts spreading, leaf-like, (3)5-15(20) mm long, at base with hyaline, sometimes ciliate margins, always much longer than bracteoles and tepals. Bracteoles cucullate, ovate or circular in outline, usually apiculate and obtusely keeled in upper part, with wide hyaline and ciliate wing-like margins embracing the flower, 1.2-2 x 3.5-4.5 mm, 1/3-1/2 as long as tepals. Tepals triangular to ovate, in upper part often ligulate, 3.5-4.5 mm long, the outer 1.7-2.5 mm wide, 7-11-veined, without midrib in upper part, the others 3-5-veined, the hyaline margins up to 2/3 ciliate, apex rounded or apiculate, back without distinct green blotch, warty to papillose, transverse line at 1/7-1/10. Anthers 2-2.5 mm long, divided up to 1/2; appendage 0.4-0.5 mm long, narrow triangular, flat, smooth; filaments linear, 3 x 0,3 mm; disc lobes semi-circular, 0.4 mm long, densely papillose. Style conical, 1-1.5 mm long; stigmas 2, recurved, 1-1.2 mm long, flat up to apex, 0.3-0.4 mm wide, inner side short and densely papillose, red. Fruiting perianth 14-18 mm diam., translucent, 2 inner wings much narrower, linear to spathulate; tepals above the wings first incurved and forming a broad, indurated, circular bulge, then more or less recurved, often forming an open funnel. Utricle 2-3 mm diam., with slightly hardened cap; horizontal.

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     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
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    Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Search
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • D Botanic Gardens Conservation International